Origin of hayseed
Examples from the Web for hayseed
We did not care for sight-seeing, and the pastimes of the hayseed mind.Wanted: A Cook|Alan Dale
There was no hayseed in his brain; there were no flies on his intellect.The Army Mule and Other War Sketches|Henry A. Castle
In one place a man kicked me out, and in another place a lot of boys called me 'Hayseed,' and threw lumps of dirt at me.From Farm to Fortune|Horatio Alger Jr.
Then he took Jim's cowboy hat, and slouched the brim down front like a hayseed boy.Curly|Roger Pocock
Then he appears again, in damaged homespun, combs the hayseed out of his hair, and takes a pilot-house berth for the winter.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
1570s in the literal sense of "grass seed shaken out of hay," from hay + seed (n.). In U.S. slang sense of "comical rustic" it dates from 1875. To have hayseed in (one's) hair was a common mid-19c. way in U.S. to indicate a country person.
The opinion of the court was delivered by Justice Hunt; the chief justice, in whose hair the Ohio hayseed still lingers, delivering a dissenting opinion (etc.) ["The Chronicle," New York, Nov. 12, 1874]